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Feelings about infertility can return even after adopting.

Surviving Infertility

Surviving Infertility

What it's normal to feel, even after you adopt and fall in love with your child.

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[Book Review] Everything You Ever Wanted

Everything You Ever Wanted is a touching reflection on infertility, adoption, and the duality of feeling "wanted" and "unwanted" as an adopted child.

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Donor Eggs

“How I Feel About Using Donor Eggs”

I have talked with many people who have adopted or used donor eggs or sperm, and they all say the same thing: “It doesn’t matter at all! This is our child one thousand percent.”

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assisted reproduction

“A Fairy-Tale Beginning, Indeed”

When our own fertility treatment finally failed, Michael said, "There will always be a part of us that wishes that we had met when were younger and could have had children naturally together." At the time, I thought I would always feel that way...

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surrogacy in india

“Becoming Parents Through Surrogacy”

Our path to family had its share of twists and turns. That was how we landed at Plan J, also known as becoming parents through Indian surrogacy.

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An adoptive mother and her son, a child with disabilities

“Great Non-Expectations”

The intense motherly love that washed over me after Jack's adoption was a shock to everyone — especially me.

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A family successfully formed after a failed match

“From Heartbreak to Hope”

When our first adoption match fell through, we were devastated.

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A sign post pointing in different directions, representing choice between adoption and surrogacy

“Becoming an Intended Parent”

Deciding on gestational surrogacy and navigating the complex process involves listening to your heart and your brain at the right times.

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Tiny birds eggs, representing an egg donor

“Selecting My Egg Donor”

How do you choose the person you want to make babies with? Everyone has her priorities; these are mine.

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Questions linger when faced with infertility

The Big IF — Moving Past Infertility

Four writers look back at the roads they've traveled since wrestling with infertility.

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Deciding to adopt

“If at First You Don’t Succeed…”

Before trying to have kids, I'd never failed at anything. Though I still believe in planning and hard work, it was something else that brought me my two beautiful boys.

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Infertility adoption: The Russian Word for Snow

[Book Review] The Russian Word for Snow: A True Story of Adoption

Lily Heyen-Withrow reviews The Russian Word for Snow, by Janis Cooke Newman, a tale of infertility, adoption, and all the complications along the way to parenthood.

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